File names with accents have long been a problem. Changing the names is the only foolproof way to workaround this.
Thanks Bob, i am doing that now, i hoped to find another solution.
Could be my imagination, but I seem to remember a script that took care of this. Wouldn’t even know where to look for it.
There may be a difference, if the original InDesign document was created on Mac OSX and later transfered to Windows.
@Hima.ib – do the French file names of the images show up correctly on your Windows machine?
Or did the "special characters" like "é" or "ô" turn into something else?
The latter would indicate that something went wrong in transfering the files, so that new characters, substitutes for special ones, were created in the names. Zipping on Mac OSX, unzipping on Windows could do this.
If so, you could change the files to their original names and the InDesign document would recognize them as valid links. To find out what special character is what should be straightforward; but renaming would be cumbersome without doing it by the help of a script. It should be possible to do this with ExtendScript. Currently I have no Windows machine at hand and could do no tests.
To find out, if the InDesign document was created on Mac OSX, just go to "Help", "About InDesign…" and hold the STRG key to get the history of file creation for the active document.
Further: Was the InDesign document packaged with the "Package" functionality of InDesign, so that all used images are stored in a "Links" directory and all used fonts are stored in a "Document fonts" directory?
How were the files delivered? By zip package?
Many Thanks Laubender, it solved now
You are right, Original file created on Mac OSX, i sent file with some of these links to a friend who can test it on mac. and he told me that it work fine without any problems. although all characters were correct on windows.